A recent meeting with Amatola revealed that there were 3 main causes for the water problems we experienced over the weekend of 7 June.
- Fluctuations on the Eskom power supply. This caused damage to pumps and other electrical equipment. Amatola have taken this up with Eskom and hope it will be resolved soon. If necessary, KOSRA will also put pressure on Eskom.
- Murky water escaping into the RO equipment during flushing. The faulty valve has been fixed and the damage has been repaired.
- Theft of electric cable from the Diaz boreholes for the third time in 10 days. Security has been beefed up and some suspects have been mentioned to SAPS.
The reservoirs are filling up again and we hope that you will now receive a steady supply. We are embarking on an audit of the whole reticulation system to try to ensure that all areas – especially the higher ones – get their fair share.
We suggest that you read your water meter on the days that they are read for the municipality and check the readings against you account. Readings are done every 2 or 3 months and estimates are used in between.
Turn off you water at the meter when you are away, to prevent loss from leaks or copper pipe theft.